Post # 1
In case you missed it, our fearless president today set a policy that restricts the EPA and USDA from talking to the media, social media, making press releases, writing blogs, and so forth. It is not currently clear how long this is going to last. You can read about why this is a problem here http://www.popsci.com/usda-epa-science-gag-order-government (Popular Science should be a nice unbiased source).
Earlier this week, the NPS twitter account was suspended for a short while, after someone tweeted out photos comparing the attenadance at Friday’s inauguration vs Obama’s 2009 inauguration, and while this account was restored, the account made an apology. You can read about that here http://www.snopes.com/nps-twitter-account-shut-down/
Within the last 10 minutes, the Twitter account of Badlands National Park, https://twitter.com/BadlandsNPS, has started tweeting random climate change facts. Here’s a screenshot.
Thousands of people are retweeting and holding their breath waiting to see if this account gets shut down too.
If climate change is important to you, go add your retweet to the list. Bonus points if you retweet with a screenshot,since a screenshot won’t go away if the original tweet is deleted.
Post # 2
I am not tech savvy. How do I save a screen shot?
Post # 4
echomomm : if you’re on an iphone, just hold the homebutton and the power button at the same time, and you’ll see your screen flash. the pic of whatever is on the screen should be saved in your photos. 🙂
Post # 5
echomomm : If you have a Windows PC:
Alt + Print Screen (hold down Alt key and then press the Print Screen/Prnt Scrn button).
Then, open up Microsoft Paint and right click on your mouse and select “Paste” or do Ctrl + V. It will paste the screenshot onto the Paint program.
If you have a Mac:
Command + Shift + 3. Screen shot will be saved on your desktop.
Post # 6
echomomm : Are you on your phone or desktop?
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Post # 9
Looks like they’ve all been taken down already?
Post # 10
I will keep teaching about climate change and evolution until they drag my nature loving booty into jail.
Post # 11
Yep, they’re gone…
No idea if they were ordered to take them down or did it themselves, though, but the fact that we even believe that it’s possible that we live in a country where a park service employee might get in trouble for tweeting about climate change, well, that’s really scary.
Post # 12
It’s even worse than not being able to tweet. Over on babycenter, a poster’s husband works for the EPA – they can’t tweet…..OR ENGAGE IN NEW RESEARCH.
Post # 13
Horseradish : SLOBee : So where do we start to fundraise for government employees fired for resisting?
Edit: Here! https://www.gofundme.com/gov-employee-resistance-safety-fund/
Post # 14
oh wow. I have friends in the usda ARS.. I’m glad they are still allowed to publish in peer reviewed journals at least. still, this will hurt their careers as a big portion of their publications are government reports. damn.. guess I’m gonna need to make some phone calls of condolences tonight.
Post # 15
Horseradish : Anyone else feeling it